ArchiTalk: The Art of Obscurity
Architects have their own language. Example: an interview with the architects, Delugan Meissl, of the Eye – Amsterdam’s new film centre.
How did you derive the shape of the building? How does this relate formally to cinema?
Film is an illusion created by the scenic coordination of light, space, and movement, which becomes real through projection. In architecture, the interplay between these parameters defines the intensity and effectiveness of the individual spatial perception significantly. They are understood to be integrative components of spatial enactment, their effect being projected through sequences of human motion and unfolded in multilayered ways.
A bit later:
Our work is determined by as many multivalent relationships between architecture and its contextual environment as possible, incorporating the context of the building and the physical presence of its users. Independently from location, scale and function, the urban context represents an essential parameter of our approach.
I think I can condense that: ’Design, meet site.’
Further examples welcomed.